Seattle, WA – In the spirit of Freedom Summer of 1964 and Freedom Schools that took place across Seattle in 1966, a multicultural group of dedicated Seattle Youth are coming together this summer to work against racism in the 10th annual Tyree Scott Freedom School. The Freedom School will take place July 12th - July 16th at the Cannon House 113 23rd Ave South from 10am-4pm. The Seattle Freedom School is being organized by The People’s Institute Northwest and the American Friends Service Committee.
We will conduct a 3 day Advanced Freedom School yearly for Post-Freedom School participants. The Advanced Freedom School will explore topics at a deeper level. At the Advanced Freedom School 2010, we will look at the current economic recession and its impact especially on communities of color, environmental racism in Seattle, the history of the race construct in the Pacific Northwest as it relates to Native and African American communities, the prison industrial complex and the effects of trauma on community organizers and tools for healing and much more.
The Tyree Scott Leadership Institute (Freedom School) is a powerful participatory experience for young people designed to inspire a lifetime of community involvement. Youth analyze the systems that perpetuate violence and injustice and learn about social change movements, empowering them to promote racial justice, human rights and peace.
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